What are Arts & Art Therapy? In this forum, Arts & Art Therapy will be curated to reflect the expression of growth and inspiration. Art is a visual representation of the inner and outer world as seen through the eyes of the artist. At All Things Healing, art therapy is curated to reflect the expression of growth and inspiration. Learn more about art therapy – healing art therapy & visual art therapy by visiting us online today!

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(Asst Editor: Karen Adler, Dip TPAT)  Karen Stabley is a speaker, therapist, relationship coach and teacher. Karen is an interactive, solution-focused therapist with a tr...
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Karen Stabley, MCAT, ATR, BC
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by Jerry Wennstrom

These panel paintings were the last of a series of paintings I had done before destroying my art and letting go of my identity as an artist in 1979. These images are all that remain of some final dialogue-- remnants of longing fulfilled in the unexpected possibility of complete surrender. There were over 80 of these paintings, which I called “Angels and Demons...”


Editor's Note from Marie' Sakai: Angels and Demons were part of his series of works that were destroyed. Here take an intimate look at Jerry's thoughts, ideas, and what identity meant to him at the time before he destroyed his artwork...



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by Karen Adler, Dip TPAT
ATH Asst. Editor of Arts and Art Therapy

Life transitions come to us all. Like the progression from caterpillar to butterfly, they’re woven into the fabric of our lives as we move from one stage of being to another. And seen in this light, they reflect both the beauty and wisdom of nature, of life itself. When applied to our own lives, however, there are innumerable extraneous factors that can make this natural part of life and of growth into a minefield of indecision...


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Editor's Note from Marie' Sakai: There is a certain type of artwork that embodies both the concepts of traditional painting while at the same time embodies the current art concepts of graffiti artwork on the body. Since the beginning of time, art has been rendered through looking at the human figure, now for the first time art is not only being drawn on a person, but then photographed to keep its timelessness. Some body artists talk about the ideas of traditional values and ceremonial meanings for each symbol that is painted on the human being. In this trailer, you will discover the inexhaustable resources that art can be and the healing of the artwork itself that lends itself to a new era that is dawning in the art world, The World of Body Paint.


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© Emelisa Mudle
Watercolour on canvas 25 x 30 cm


Editor's Note from Marie' Sakai: Deep and soulful, Emelisa Mudle's work will inspire you and instill within you a place of true heart of joy, freedom, and the chance to be truly who you are. Organic forms that integrate form into being, her colorful palette and her use of watercolor on canvas, creates her work to hold a truly transformational power that can heal the heart, deep within.


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Editor's Note by Marie Sakai: Evelyn Glennie, a deaf percussionist gives a spell-bounding presentation on how to listen to the music with not just your ears, but with your whole entire body. A professional and international known musician, Evelyn Glennie, even with her deafness, proved that she too could play music in orchestras and what's more, changed the way music institutions in the UK thought about any physical limitations toward music.


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Editor's Note from Karen Adler: A short informational video about Crestwood Bridgehouse, an adult care facility that uses Art to help the residents.


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by Karen Adler,
ATH Asst. Editor of Arts & Art Therapy

I will wrap myself around the earth, around the whole of the earth, around her roundness. I will feel the concave cavities of her valleys and the sharpness of her mountains. I will grow moist from her seas and oceans, her rivers and lakes, her cool, clear streams. I will feel the moisture of her rainforests and the dryness of her deserts. My skin will be wet from droplets of water that fly from rain-wet trees whipped by wind. My skin will be parched by the touch of  hot sand...


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Editor's Note from Karen Adler: Based in Toronto, the Creative Works Studio offers healing and recovery through creative arts. The studio provides an oasis from the daily rigors and challenges of life for people living with long term mental illness or addictions. Through outreach, the studio strives to educate and reduce stigmatization. The Creative Works Studio is an art and development program founded by St. Michael's Hospital, Inner City Health program in partnership with The Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Inc.


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by Stella Stepney, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Self-actualization has been described as person’s desire for self-improvement, or the drive to make actual what he or she is potentially. Creativity is the ability to bring something new into being or to produce work that is both novel and useful. The stages of creativity include preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification...


Editor's Note from Erica Curtis: The first in a series of interviews with leaders in the field of art therapy, board certified art therapist Stella Stepney discusses the role art plays in building resilience and reaching personal potential.


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Carol Olson, ATR-BC

I started out as an artist with an interest in people and social causes. Someone directed me to art therapy as a means to combine artistic expression and helping others and social causes as well...



Editor's Note from Erica Curtis: Board certified art therapist, Carol Olson, reflects on the value of her education and professional credentials in her work as an art therapist, administrator, and expert witness.


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by Glenda Needs,
BA, GradDip CAT, MDisSt, GradCertNeuroSc

One question I am frequently asked in my role as an art therapist and teacher is “How does art heal?”   As any art therapist will tell you, art making is a healing process, but our understanding about how this happens is not yet clear.  Some interesting studies over the past few years demonstrate that art making is not merely a distraction technique, but that it can be a significant mood regulator...


Editor's Note from Karen Adler: This article looks at some of the research which illustrates the effectiveness of art therapy as a mental health tool.


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by Rebecca A. Leonard, MA

As an Expressive Arts Therapist and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have been using different forms of expressive art therapy in my job at a hospital in San Francisco for nearly five years now. It is only recently, after my attendance at the Touch Drawing Gathering last summer, that I have had the tools and the training to bring Touch Drawing into the hospital as a form of therapy for those recovering from illness, as well as introduce this process into my private practice...


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The Alternate Selves of the Artist

Sonia Weiss Durga 1929-2008

Art can be used to heal a psyche or express parts of that psyche that have no other avenue of expression. Sonia Weiss Durga's art is a good example of this. She was a deep, complex person with many aspects to her being.



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